Disclaimer: A little upsetting post ahead, dont read it if you dont want to spoil your mood
R has been unwell since a week..RD tells me its because of the Kala Ghoda festival followed by a Kala Khatta Gola and then the trip to Bvr market on the day of our anniversary…
I dont know what it is, but I HATE HER BEING SICK!
Today is her annual day…
Monday, she went to school and came back with some fever
Tuesday, fever was there, so I didnt send her to school..she was fine by mid morning so dropped her to daycare and came half day to work
Went to the doctor in the evening, but his aunt had expired and he was not there..so the guy who helps him out with the meds gave me medicines for fever and cough…
I hadnt slept through Monday night and Tuesday night I spent rubbing R’s back because of the constant cough she was having…administered meds every two hours..and the fever subsided in the morning..
The cough was still there…but she was adamant on going to school to practice for the annual day
We left and got into the BEST bus..she had a bout of cough and the conductor told me ‘ghari ghenu ja, woh bemaar hai baachi’ (Take her home, the child is sick) I mumbled something in the lines of annual day practice..and no sooner did I say that, then R puked a huge quantity of cough all over her school uniform…there were 5 people in the bus..
The conductor stopped the bus..the driver parked it in the side and then the conductor helped me get her down, not caring about the puke or anything…I was so touched that I had tears in my eyes..I was mumbling sorry sorry, thank you thank you like an idiot..
one old man in the bus called out asking me not to worry and that its just normal cough and all kids have it…I was so so grateful
R looked down in dismay to her uniform ‘Abhi aap mereko school nahi send karoge?’
I asked her if she really wanted to go and she said yes..
So we walked back home (The bus had not even gone to the second stop) and I changed her clothes, ensured she had another dose of the meds, asked her if she was fine, she insisted she HAD to go to school
Got a rick, and reached in time to catch her bus..
And then her school…its really bugging you know…
The last Thursday they had called us to pick up the kids from the hall which they have booked for annual day..at about 11.30 AM..which meant, I had to take a half day then
and then they now asked us to meet the teachers yesterday, to tell us how to dress up the kids for the annual day..thats on a Wednesday…at 11.45 in the morning…Since I had taken a half day on Tuesday and have taken a holiday today, I told RD to go for the dresses…
Err…what if I dont understand he asked
Just write down everything and we will figure out I retorted!
But whats bugging me is, doesnt the school understand that working parents with no support system in town will find it difficult to keep taking leaves at such short notice….I am sure I am going to talk about this in the next open house…
Okay, frustation over, and now going to enjoy R’s performance, please pray the cough doesnt bother her too much..
Jeez! Just realised its Valentine’s day today..wishing everyone a happy romantic one with your loved ones…